Permanently Closed - Modern Cook Shop

4.3
133 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Brunch

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. In the heart of historic Fells Point, Modern Cook Shop is a full service restaurant, bar and marketplace serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. We offer a full range of experiences: from a quick bite take with you all the way to the most relaxed meal with innovative cocktails and curated wines. Sip a latte at the coffee counter, grab a sandwich at the charcuterie counter, watch the excitement of the kitchen at the Chef's counter, catch up with friends at the bar, browse the market shelves and coolers for exciting products, relax in the dining room and watch the world pass by - all day, every day.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:30am,
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 9:00am;
Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm;
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00pm;
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(443) 627-8032
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fredo Leon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thames St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
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3.9
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Arrived to find notice on the door stating the restaurant closed until further notice. Opentable should update its information.

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BB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They closed a week before our reservation date. Fortunately I saw that on their site so we made other plans but fyi for anyone looking to dine here...it ain't happenin'.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

WE MADE A RES FOR MOTHERS DAY. WE GOT THERE READY TO GO AND THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED!

WTF

OPEN TABLE. EPIC FAIL!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They were closed!!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is closed. Very frustrating that we drove all the way there for our special Mother’s Day brunch, only to find the restaurant was closed.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is now closed, “until further notice,” so shouldn’t be offering reservations.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This restaurant is closed

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KK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at modern cook shop. The corned beef hash was phenomenal, as was the salmon toast. The lemon ricotta pancakes lacked any lemon flavor and the chicken pot pie wasn’t quite was we expected. Overall would recommend, the food is usually phenomenal so this is probably a one off.

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TA
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, accommodating to families with young children, cool space

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OO
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch with our son and his girlfriend. Alecia was excellent, as usual.

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OO
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Loved our waitress. The food is fantastic. Went there twice this past week.

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F
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went during one of their monthly street style Thai food pop up nights! I think it happens the last Monday of each month. The menu was short but plenty to pick from. The food was so flavorful and delicious, we were so full walking out! Definitely would recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service is inattentive and food is often good.

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o
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always delicious. They do a fantastic smoked salmon.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were amazing, but the server was very awkward, uncomfortable, and did not seem knowledgeable about the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the cream of spinach (special), salmon tartine, steak, stuffed eggplant and chickpea fritter. Everything was fantastic (my favorite was the eggplant, and my husband loved the salmon), although the fritter was quite dry and crumbly. I think it could’ve used more yogurt/pomegranate molasses on the side to help it go down. It tasted great, though. We also really liked the ambiance, and look forward to coming back for brunch sometime.

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OT
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently consistent and delicious food.

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HM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, environment , and service! Will def visit again next season with a new menu!

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C
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast is amazing!

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GB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and good value. It was not at capacity which made it nice to be able to chat comfortably.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great but it took us an hour and a half to get our food.

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d
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I tried MCS a few years back when they first opened. There were only a few things on the menu and didn’t leave a lasting impression at the time. So I kind of skipped over it when looking for a place to eat since. But on a whim for a last minute resv close by, we booked. I was so pleasantly surprised! Food was fab! Portions were hearty, which was appreciated. Server was really great as a person and knowledgeable, but they must have been understaffed as it took ages for him to get back around to us at times. (Forgivable, as this happens sometimes. You could tell it was situational, as he was all over the restaurant, but handled it like a champ.) Super loud, so maybe not first choice for intimate date night, but otherwise lively and approachable. Great find! Don’t miss out on this gem!

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OT
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The service is always TERRIBLE... if you know that going in... you will be ok!!

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MG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambience at Modern Cook shop is cool, you walk in through a boutique grocery area and pass a seafood bar (which looked delicious) on your way to your table. We were disappointed that the menu was so different from what was posted online, the menu was much smaller too. I'm not sure if this was because of Restaurant Week or because they rotate their menu seasonally, but we decided to dine at Modern Cook Shop based on the menu online so it would have been nice to have an updated menu on the website (although we may not have decided to come in if that was the case). Regardless, we found items to order and the food was fine. I would go back if someone else invited me, but maybe not on my own accord.

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K
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Do not go there on Sunday. The lack of management was apparent. An unprofessional hostess, a waitress that couldn't remember our order, the display prep cook that didn't wash his hands after the restroom. I couldn't wait to leave. I don't recommend going there and won't return.

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KK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. The seasonal menus offer a good variety of tasty dishes that are great to share & are always changing!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I had high hopes for this place since it was my mom’s birthday and I wanted to try a new cafe. The atmosphere is really calm and neat to look at. The service was ok (not spectacular), but not awful either. They don’t have turkey alternatives for breakfast and the food is boring/ flavorless. I would recommend this place as a quite coffee shop to catch up on work or to read a book, but I don’t think I would revisit for the food. Sorry guys I give is two thumbs down.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food!!! I went for a night brunch event and loved how fresh and tasty the food was. The place has an immaculate decor. Very well thought out. Cant wait to go back.

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing experience and our service was awesome!

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RC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is delicious and aren't common dishes in many restaurants. It's dark, but not necessarily romantic. So great for a date night, but not like a special occasion.

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CM
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was really interesting and exciting. Not the best things I’ve ever eaten, but still delicious! And for a good price. Drinks took forever to arrive but the waiter was nice about it. The atmosphere is a neat little market in front of the restaurant. I will be returning!

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SB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

You can't go wrong with MCS!
please make more biscuits!!!!

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OT
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The restaurant itself is very welcoming and the has a very good vibe. Unfortunately, the food and service did not live up to the hype. The food took a very long time to get out to the table and was not very good. We ordered a dish that our server never put into the computer, so it never came out to the table and when we asked about she apologized and said she would have it out to us immediately. Almost 20 minutes later it still hadn't come out to the table. Even the raw oysters were not very good.

The food and service made this place very unappealing and we would not go back.

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O
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We love Modern Cook Shop. The brunch menu has a variety of options, everything from healthy options to more indulgent.

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P
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Waitress has finally warmed to us. We are frequent diners there and she was not open to special requests like ice for water, extra hot water for coffee. But she is getting more friendly. Food is pricey but good. Don’t go there if you are in a hurry!

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KK
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!

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AC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great location - what more do you want?

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch!

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l
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The menu items that we ordered all sounded really great and different. However, most of them needed alot of TLC. The pasta was dry and needed some flavor/seasoning. The duck pierogies were very good except they were dry, the mushrooms and cabbage that came with them needed some moisture or sauce. The special fish (puffer-non-poisonous) appetizer that was recommended to us by our waiter also needed some more flavor and we should have been warned about the bones, as they were small fried almost bite size pieces, but we were taken off guard by the bones. The 1/2 roasted chicken was very dry. The Flatbread was also very good, probably the best we had out of all the items. Shrimp and grits were acceptable, but not quite as good as I have had numerous times in different places.
Overall, with a bit of adjustments I think the menu could be excellent!

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